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Girls play together after class at the "House of Hope," a community-based educational training program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for children performing domestic work (so-called 'restaveks'), sponsored by the Ecumenical Foundation for Peace and Justice (FOPJ).  Participants in the program also include former gang members and teenage mothers. Many rights activists consider the use of restaveks to be a modern form of slavery. They are usually children from extremely poor families who are sent away to work as domestic servants in wealthier homes. The children aren't paid for their work, but provided shelter and a sometimes meager meal supply. In the best case scenarios, families will send their restavek children to school. But restaveks often work long days performing a variety of household tasks for nothing more that a meal or two a day. Two-thirds of restaveks are girls, and they are extremely vulnerable to rape and sexual abuse from the families who house and control them. The life of a restavek child in Haiti often varies between bleak and hopeless, and many children never successfully leave their slave conditions. The "House of Hope," which is supported by Church World Service, a member of the ACT Alliance, has begun to change that cycle of oppression for some restavek children.. (Fondation Oecumenique Pour la Paix et la Justice.)